Category Advocacy
24 Nov

MFRR calls for an investigation into the targeting of journalists by the UK Government

ECPMF, as part of the Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR), calls for a robust and independent investigation into the potentially unlawful manipulation of Freedom of Information requests by the UK Government.

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21 Nov

Germany: attacks on journalists and media workers at protests impede coverage

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17 Nov

MFRR condemns the arson attack on the publisher of The Digger and other acts to intimidate those selling the Glasgow-based weekly

MFRR condemns the arson attack on the publisher of The Digger and other acts to intimidate those selling the Glasgow-based weekly

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17 Nov

The Czech Republic: MFRR partners concerned over side-lining of critical media outlets during the government press conferences

MFRR write to express their disappointment over the lack of communication with the media by the Government of the Czech Republic and the repeated denial of access for certain outlets to COVID-19 press conferences.

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16 Nov

MFRR partners condemn violence after series of physical attacks and threats in Italy

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13 Nov

A call on UK authorities to intervene on behalf of whistleblower Jonathan Taylor, stuck in Croatia

Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) partners, whistleblowing, human rights and transparency organisations, are concerned that without intervention by the government of the United Kingdom, whistleblower and British citizen Jonathan Taylor may be stuck in Croatia fighting extradition to Monaco for many more months. 

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11 Nov

France: concerns about new draft law that would make it illegal to publish images of police and gendarmes at work

The European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF) and European Federation of Journalists (EFJ), as part of the Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR), with French unions SNJ, SNJ-CGT, CFDT-Journalistes, are concerned about a legislative proposal currently pending in the French parliament, which would make it illegal to disseminate images of law enforcement officers of the national police and gendarmerie. We call on the members of Parliament to delete the proposed text.

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11 Nov

France : inquiétudes après une proposition de loi qui rendrait illégale la diffusion d’images des forces de l’ordre

Le Centre européen pour la liberté de la presse et des médias (ECPMF) et la Fédération européenne des journalistes (FEJ), dans le cadre du MFRR (Rapid Response Media Freedom), avec les syndicats français le Syndicat national des journalistes (SNJ), SNJ-CGT, CFDT-Journalistes, s'inquiètent d'une proposition législative actuellement en discussion au Parlement français, qui rendrait illégale la diffusion d'images de fonctionnaires de police et de gendarmerie. Nous appelons les parlementaires français à supprimer le texte proposé.

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10 Nov

MFRR partners EFJ and ECPMF condemn the attempts to prevent journalists and media workers from carrying out their work at a recent protest in Leipzig against the Government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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6 Nov

Malta: MFRR partners and freedom of expression organisations concerned about attempt to bribe a journalist

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